Monday, 27 February 2017

The Confection Club Review - January 2017 - Canadian Chocolate Subscription

This package was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? The Confection Club
How Much? $9.99/month, including shipping. Save on 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? A brand new Alicja Confections chocolate bar flavour every month.

The Confection Club is a new monthly subscription from Alicja Confections which sends a brand new chocolate bar flavour, wrapped in fancy gold foil. Subscribers get to try a new, awesome flavour before it becomes part of the Alicja Confections product line. All the bars are designed and handmade by Alicja, the "owner, creator, chocolate magician" behind Alicja Confections.

Alicja Confections is a handmade chocolate and confectionery dream! We're big on crazy flavours like milk chocolate potato chip, white chocolate pop rocks, and more!

Bars ship on the 5th of each month from Ottawa, Ontario. Subscribe by the first of the month to receive that month's bar.

The package is small enough to fit in a condo sized mailbox. Inside the gold foil you'll find a bar tucked inside bubble wrap.

Tropical Heatwave ($8)
This 100 gram bar is made with 58% dark chocolate and covered with dried tropical fruit like pineapple, papaya, kiwi, mango, strawberry, and star fruit. I love the colourful packaging. Alicja designs the packaging as well!

This is the backside of the wrapper. It's called a "Postcard Chocolate Bar". This bar is ready for mailing. Just add some stamps and write in an address. I don't know why you would mail it though. You're better to keep it for yourself! If you do plan on mailing a bar, just remember to affix enough postage. In Canada, letter mail up to 100 grams costs $1.80. It's $2.95 for 100 to 200 grams.

This is how the bar looked out of the envelope. It's wrapped in cello to keep it safe. The bar is 16 x 7 x 1 centimetres and weighs 100 grams. The flip side is a grid of 4 x 6 rectangle pieces. I broke off the bottom corner and tried a piece with dried kiwi. It was super tasty. The chocolate is rich, with the perfect amount of bitterness. The dried fruit added a pop of flavour and interesting texture.

The January Alicja Confections bar from The Confection  Club was a fun fruity bar with tropical flavours. This bar is fantastic, as I'm sure all Alicja's bars are! I want to try the Cereal & Milk bar and the Tiger Tail bar So many fun flavours! This subscription would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves quality chocolate and fun flavours.

Click here to check out the The Confection Club.


Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Bowzer Box Review - January 2017 - Canadian Pet Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review and this post contains referral links.
What is it? Bowzer Box
How Much? $29/month CDN, plus $6 shipping per box. Save on 3 & 6 month subscriptions.
What's in it? 5-6 items such as dog treats, toys, and accessories

Bowzer Box is a Canadian subscription service that delivers a box of doggy goodies every month. Their mission is to bring wholesome, healthy treats, and durable, quality toys right to your doorstep. Bowzer Box caters to all dogs - small, medium, or large. Subscriptions start at $29 per month. You can save by pre-paying for a 3 or 6 month subscription. Shipping is an additional $6 per box. Bowzer Box includes a variety of handpicked items including toys, treats, samples, and coupons from various brands. Every box is unique and each one will highlight a Canadian product. Bowzer Box also donates a portion of proceeds to animal related charities.

Bowzer Box recently launched Bowzer Shop, and online shop where you can re-order all your favourites and get free shipping on orders over $60!

Click here to see all my Bowzer Box reviews.

This is a review for a small dog box. 


The theme for January is "Snow Day". 

Two products are from Canadian brands!

Look Who's Happy Tempt'n Tenders ($7.99)
Tempt’n Tenders chicken treats are grain free and crusted with carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and blueberries and made with cage free chicken.

Dog Bites Treats Beef Tendertips ($13.95)
These oven roasted dog treats are made with a single ingredient - meat sourced from the US or Canada. They're made in New Brunswick!

FouFou Pets Fou-Stick Protect ($4.99)
This protect stick uses natural ingredients including coconut oil and beeswax to form a protective paw barrier against harsh effects of winter and summer conditions. Protects against snow, salt, sand and hot pavement.  

JW Pet Randi Rhino ($10.90)
This fun, stretchable plush has FIVE squeakers inside! It's great for tug, toss, and fetch.

Fruitables bioactive Fresh Mouth ($2.60)
This is a natural chew that is designed to assist in cleaning teeth and freshening breath. I know a few dogs that could use these! 

Box of fun!

The January Bowzer Box included five products, valued just over $40 Canadian. It's a good mix of treats, toys, and pet care products. Two products are Canadian made and all are available for purchase within Canada.

If you are interested in trying Bowzer Box, you can save 10% off your first month's box. Just enter promo code CDNBOX  at checkout!
 
Click here to check out Bowzer Box.




Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Think With Art Review - January 2017 - Kids Activity Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? Think With Art
How Much? $29.99 per month, plus $8 shipping. Prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? A box filled with art supplies and techniques, for ages 6-10

Think With Art is a new subscription box for kids. The aim is for kids to learn critical thinking skills using art. Each month, your child will receive a box filled with fun art supplies, a new chapter in Mr. Toffee's journey and a problem to solve. Every box will include a unique project, and products that highlight different art techniques. Think With Art is aimed at kids aged 6 to 10 years..
Through Think With Art, children learn through storytelling, sketching, and communicating their ideas through their creations. They will learn various art techniques and discover a wide range of art mediums such as watercolour, acrylic, oils, pastels, and more. All while creating something that they can be proud of!
First look!

The booklet includes details about what's included, plus instructions and activities. The box follows the adventures of Mr. Toffee, a fun and curious cat.


First Look!

The main activity this month is to help Mr. Toffee travel the world without using a boat, car, or plane. Kids have to design a whole new way to travel. The art technique is painting using water colour pencils.

Crayola Watercolour Pencils
These watercolour pencils are very cool. Just shade the page using left to right, horizontal strokes. Then take the fan brush (below) and dip it in water. Drag the brush down while sweeping  left to right across the shaded area.
Pencil, Fan Brush, Owl Pencil Sharpener, Scotch Washi Tape, Eraser 
All the supplies needed for sketching and completing the project are included.

Sketch Book
Use to practice the newly learned technique.

Card Stock
Use for your finished product once you've mastered the new technique.

Plastic Table Cover 
Included so the table stays clean and paint free!

The January Think With Art box included all the supplies needed to create a fun and engaging art project.  By following the included booklet, kids can work on creativity and problem solving at the same time. Think With Art is a really great concept and would be perfect for children who enjoy crafting and creating. I would have loved this box as a kid!

Interested in trying Think With Art? Use promo code BOXADDICT to save $5 off your first month!

Click here to check out Think With Art.


Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

Monday, 20 February 2017

Good Luck Sock Review - January 2017 - Canadian Sock Subscription + PROMO CODE

This package was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? Good Luck Sock Active Fit Sock of the Month Club
How Much? $102 for 6 months or $192 for 12 months. Shipping is included. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? A funky pair of socks for men or women.

Good Luck Sock is a Canadian service that sends a funky pair of socks to your door each  month. Good Luck Sock was recently featured on CBC's Dragon's Den. Click here to check it out! All their socks are a high quality and designed by the Good Luck Sock team in Edmonton, Alberta. Good Luck Sock offers sizing and designs for men and women, in regular crew sock designs as well as active fit designs.

Active Fit socks are made with luxurious combed cotton and have mesh vents with a reinforced heel and toe. To cradle the contours of your feet, the sock sports a Y Gore Seam, deep heel pocket, and an elastic arch band. Active Fit socks fit men shoe sizes 8-13 or women size 5-9. There are three subscription plans available for the Active Fit socks:

  • 6 months - $102 ($17 per pair)
  • 12 months - $192 ($16 per pair)
  • Bakers Dozen - $198 ($15.23 per pair)

All plans include free shipping. For the Bakers Dozen plan, within one day of placing your order, Good Luck Sock will send your bonus pair plus a welcome card. If you order it as a gift subscription, you have the option to send the bonus pair to yourself, then have the next 12 months go to your gift recipient, or have all 13 go to your gift recipient.

This is a review for the Men's Active Fit Sock of the Month Club.
Good Luck Sock recently released some new designs so we get a chance to check them out! As always, the socks come in a flat cardboard mailer which fits in a condo sized mailbox.

Good Luck Sock Circus Sideshow Active Fit Socks ($18)
Oh my, these socks are hilarious! I love the bright orange colour and the circus doodles are amazing!

I passed this pair of socks on to my cousin, and her husband instantly fell in love. He's such a fan of this active fit line that my cousin plans on signing him up for a subscription. This pair costs $18 retail, but with a 6-month subscription, it works out to only $17 a pair, and you save even more with a 12-month or Baker's Dozen plan!

Interested in trying Good Luck Sock?  You can save 10% off any subscription using  promo code BOXADDICT10 at checkout.

Click here to check out Good Luck Sock Sock of the Month Club.


Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Market Mix Review - January 2017 - Canadian Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

Canadian Box Addict pays for this subscription.
What is it? Market Mix
How Much? $39.95/month, plus $10 shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars. 
What’s in it? 4-6 hand-picked, small batch, Canadian products that you might find at your local farmers' market.

Market Mix is a new Canadian subscription box, based in Calgary. Each month, Market Mix sends the farmers' market to your doorstep. With Market Mix, you will receive hand-picked, small batch, local good, without having to go to all the markets yourself. Boxes may include a variety of treats, from candles to soaps and relishes to lotions. All products will be Canadian made!
Market Mix aims to get wholesome, local products to Canadians in a simple and delightful way – with a package full of goodies delivered every month! Buying from local producers stimulates the home economy and supports our neighbours, so Market Mix makes it easy and affordable.
First look!

The theme for January is Rejuvenate. It's here to help you have a relaxing January. You can feel refreshed with these four handpicked, small batch products from Canadian producers.

SeaLuxe Goddess Grains Facial Cleanser - Surrey, BC ($18)
A daily face polisher filled with water-activated ingredients that will refine your skin's texture. Key plants are included to stimulate cell turnover and increase blood flow leaving you with a smooth and healthy glow.
This powdered facial cleanser is made with natural ingredients like rice, adzuki beans, oat straw, fennel seed, rose powder, and calendula. There's lots of information on the website about what each ingredient does and how this cleanser works.


Soul Roasters Madagascar Chocolate Bar - Toronto, ON ($5)
This is a 70% dark chocolate bar sourced from Madagascar. It's sweetened with organic cane sugar. The tasting notes indicate jammy flavours of red fruit and citrus. My first bite was a wow moment. I double checked the wrapper to ensure I wasn't eating a fruit chocolate bar. It was bursting with berry flavours. Jammy really is the best way to describe it. This really was a fantastic chocolate bar.

Free Lion Massage Balm - Vancouver, BC ($15)
This massage balm is for hardworking bodies and based on a family recipe. It relaxes muscles and joints without taking the moisture out of your skin. Ingredients include shea butter, beeswax, sunflower and sweet almond oil, honey, aloe vera gel, and vitamin E. For relaxing muscles, there's essential oils of eucalyptus, camphor, peppermint, and clove.

Bubbles & Balms Timeless Beauty Facial Cream - Claresholm, AB ($14.29)
This cream has rosehip oil and cucumber peel extract. It's designed for dry and aging skin, and "for those seeking a preventative cream to reduce the signs of aging and environmental stress on skin".

The January "Rejuvenate" box from Market Mix included four full size products, valued over $52 Canadian! The products fit the theme really well. My favourite item this month is the chocolate bar. It was incredible and I want more!

Interested in a subscription? Use my link and promo code REFER10 to save 10% off your first month. Code applies for recurring monthly subscription only.

Click here to check out Market Mix 



Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Terra Bella Box Review - January 2017 - Handmade Beauty Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review and this box contains affiliate links.
What is it? Terra Bella Box
How much? $32.95/month, plus $8.95 shipping. Prices in US dollars.
What's in it?
3-4 handmade, natural bath & beauty products. Always cruelty-free.

Terra Bella Box is a different kind of beauty box. Each month, Terra Bella sends a collection of natural, handmade beauty products. Items are made by small businesses with love and are always cruelty-free. Products are always full size, and free of harsh chemicals.


This month, Terra Bella launched the Makeup Edit box, which contains at least three cruelty-free and natural makeup items. The Makeup Edit sells for $29.95/month plus $10.95 shipping. Subscribers have the option to switch back and forth between each box (as long as the change is made before the 20th of the month). You can skip or cancel any time.

First look!

I noticed that a couple of the prices on the product card are off from what is listed on the company website. For valuations, I went with the company pricing.

Parlo Cosmetics Moisturizing Shave Cream ($7)
This shave cream is enriched with hydrating and luxurious oils, vitamins, and antioxidants. It's free of necessary fillers and chemicals. This Sweet Lime Coconut variety smells delicious!

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Organic Intensive Skin Therapie ($11.50) 
With this serum, you can naturally soothe & heal dry, cracked lips, hands or feet. It's made with jojoba and coconut oils.

Sugar Dunk  Mini Dunk Sampler ($25)
I received this set recently in a different box. There's two 1 ounce salt scrubs and two 1 ounce sugar scrubs.

I've already used the other set. I liked the Mud Pie cinnamon coffee scrub the best. Morning Glory orange vanilla was my next favourite. Each tiny tub is good for one use if you're scrubbing down your whole body.

Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Organic Lip Conditioner ($15)
This lip balm hydrates, while offering regenerating and restructuring properties. It also protects from UV and environmental pollutants. This Vanilla Coconut Cream scent is lovely.

The January Terra Bella Box included four products, valued at $58 US. This box costs $41.90 US for Canadians, including shipping. This box is full of items to hydrate and freshen up dry and dull skin. It's a great selection of products for a winter box!

Interested in trying Terra Bella Box? Use promo code CDNBONUS to get a bonus item in your first box Terra Bella Box. Code does not apply to Makeup Edit subscriptions.

Click here to check out Terra Bella Box.


Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Tea Sparrow Review - January 2017 - Canadian Tea Subscription Box

This package was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? Tea Sparrow
How Much? $20 per month, shipping included. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? 4 premium loose leaf teas to make 35-40 cups of tea

Tea Sparrow is a Canadian tea subscription service, based in Vancouver. Tea Sparrow curates their boxes by hosting bi-weekly tea parties where local Vancouver members taste and score teas from around the world. Each month, members receive the 4 highest rated loose-leaf teas: one each of black, green/oolong, rooibos and herbal. All of their teas are free of artificial ingredients. You can expect about 35 cups of tea per month. Save it all for yourself, or share with a friend! Also be sure to check out the Tea Sparrow blog. There are loads of recipes for tea cocktails and other interesting creations!
The box contains brewing instructions inside the lid!

 This month's tea selection helps you meet some new year resolutions.

Cardomom Vanilla Rooibos
This is an herbal chai blended with spicy and sweet rooibos. It's a Tea Sparrow custom blend!

Tea Desire Moments
This blend has a black tea base layered with rose buds, sweet raspberries, and mango.

Tisano Cacao Mint Organic Tea
Tisano's signature cacao tea is blended with Egyptian peppermint, creating a rich and refreshing chocolate experience. I can't wait to try this one after dinner!

Rishi Raspberry Green Tea
This green tea is blended with hibiscus and succulent raspberries. This one would be fantastic as an iced tea! 

The January Tea Sparrow included four pouches of tea, totalling 72 grams. There's a nice mix of teas here with some comforting blends for colder days and some fruity blends for the transition into spring.

Click here to check out Tea Sparrow.


Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.